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The Bicol Express

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A savory and delicious dish made with succulent pork and coconut cream that will have you expressing how much you adore the taste!













Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber


¼ cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon garlic
½ cup onions
¼ cup ginger
fresh, chopped
2 tablespoons dilao
fresh, (tumeric)
1 kg pork
cooked and cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 ½ tablespoon hot chili peppers
(siling labuyo, chopped)
1 ½ cup bagoong alamang
Filipino shrimp paste
6 cups coconut cream
2 cups green chili peppers
fresh (elongated variety), sliced diagonally into 1/4 inch strips
1 ½ cup sweet red bell peppers
red peppers, fresh (elongated variety), sliced diagonally into 1/4 inch strips


Sauté garlic in hot oil.

Add onions and cook until translucent.

Stir in fresh ginger, dilao, and the sliced cooked pork.

Stir continually for 5 minutes.

Add bagoong alamang and chopped hot chilli (siling labuyo).

Stir until the pork is completely covered by the mixture. (about 15 minutes.)

Pour in 6 cups of coconut cream and add the sliced hot green and red peppers.

Continue cooking for about 20 minutes. Add salt if necessary.

Note: chillis and peppers to be added according to spiciness desired.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Quezon, Philippines
 over 11 years ago

This is great! (for those wondering, bagoong is like a shrimp paste found in Filipino/Asian food stores) - For less heat, I added chopped beans together with the chillies. I did not add fresh tumeric, I used powdered, it was just as yummy.

Kepellas Marie
Diliman, Philippines
 almost 11 years ago

Thank you so much for this wonderful dish. I will cook it one of these days. Thanks talaga. :)

 almost 11 years ago

I love this food and i like spicy so much i will make it by my self thanks for the recipe

Quezon City, Philippines
 almost 11 years ago

panalo!! the best talaga!

Los Angeles, United States
 over 10 years ago

taste good

Dhaka, Bangladesh
 over 10 years ago

anu b ung kasim d q alam un eh...pork belly ba?tnxz..

Philippine, Philippines
 over 10 years ago

if this is not here i cannot do my assign.thank you

Al Ain
 about 10 years ago

salamat at may recipe dito....we are cooking for it in our new year para maiba..

Vilamor Manaligod
 about 10 years ago

i love also cooking mahilig din talga ako sa spicy lalo na itong bicol express wow! thank so much..

, Philippines
 almost 10 years ago

is bicol express and binagoongang baboy the same dish?

Midland, United States
 almost 10 years ago

this picture gags me. I can't stand to look at it. Is there a nicer one to post?

Sorry..but it's true.

You can always use google to look for nicer pics in other sites that won't offend your delicate senses so much. No one's forcing you to stay here, geesh.

What a moron.

Home chef

Little Rock, United States
 over 8 years ago
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
 about 9 years ago

every time i cooked this to my husband and friends, they are swearing that this is the real bicol express!

Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 over 1 year ago


Philippine, Philippines
 27 days ago

1.1/2 cup or bagoong??sa isang kilo??? ang alat nyan.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 344g (12.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 66184% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 62g 95%
Saturated Fat 48g 239%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 150mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 7g 29%
Sugars g
Protein 17g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 63%
Calcium 1% Iron 9%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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